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The Oxford book of military anecdotes

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford [Oxfordshire], New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Military art and science -- History -- Anecdotes

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Max Hastings.
    ContributionsHastings, Max.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsU27 .O94 1985b
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 514 p. ;
    Number of Pages514
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3024679M
    ISBN 100192141074
    LC Control Number85005014

    This book is a joy to read. I find this puzzling, since it shouldn't have been that hard to find Korean and Vietnam tales. Some of the stories will be familiar to students of military history while others are less well known, but all provide fascinating sidelights to history. Great war stories by Max Hastings, a leading military historian and war correspondent About the Author: Max Hastings is a well-known author specializing in military history. Here are Caesar at the Rubicon and the revolt of the Praetorian Guard; Alexander's horse and Prince Rupert's dog; the legendary Mother Ross enlisting in search of her lost husband in ; Evelyn Waugh as the least plausible of commandos; General Douglas MacArthur's good luck charm "Charlie," a lump of lava rock carved into a Hawaiian warrior; and much more. This book owns the field, and it is marvelous.

    Some of the stories will be familiar to students of military history while others are less well known, but all provide fascinating sidelights to history. After there really isn't much left in Hastings's anthology. If anecdotes are marginal notes on the pages of history, these will delight any reader who has ever been moved or entertained by the condition of the soldier. Some of the stories will be familiar to students of military history while others are less well known, but all provide fascinating sidelights to history. One can't simply browse: The quality of the writing casts the spell of poetry.

    It's a work of literature. Here are Caesar at the Rubicon and the revolt of the Praetorian The Oxford book of military anecdotes book Alexander's horse and Prince Rupert's dog; the legendary Mother Ross enlisting in search of her lost husband in ; Evelyn Waugh as the least plausible of commandos; General Douglas MacArthur's good luck charm "Charlie," a lump of lava rock carved into a Hawaiian warrior; and much more. Few fields of human endeavor have inspired so many memorable anecdotes as warfare, from the Bible and Livy through Gibbon and Froissart, to the imperial wars of the nineteenth century and the world conflicts of the twentieth. Few fields of human endeavor have inspired so many memorable anecdotes as warfare, from the Bible and Livy through Gibbon and Froissart, to the imperial wars of the nineteenth century and the world conflicts of the twentieth. This collection of is principally concerned with American and British conflicts, with, as the author says, "occasional forays among the ranks of foreign armies"notably the Greeks, the Romans, and Napoleon's veterans. I found the numerous anecdotes from the English Civil War fascinating.


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Patton's good luck charm "Charlie," a lump of lava rock carved into a Hawaiian warrior; and much more. The Oxford Book of The Oxford book of military anecdotes book Anecdotes Summary The Oxford Book of Military Anecdotes by Edited by Sir Max Hastings If anecdotes are marginal notes on the pages of history, The Oxford book of military anecdotes book will delight any reader who has ever been moved or entertained by the condition of the soldier.

Military life is covered, from absurd, such as a WWI plan to move England's sheep inland and destroy all intoxicants in the event of an invasion; to creepy, as Wu Ch'i or Frederick the Great's draconian discipline; to inept, such as the These brief tales differ in their anecdotal qualities; some are vignettes of war life, mere accounts of battles, or biographical sketches.

It's criminal that this anthology has not been updated. Try - there's little out there. Although historical, the stories take on the universality of art.

Some of the stories will be familiar to students of military history while others are less well known, but all provide fascinating sidelights to history. One can't simply browse: The quality of the writing casts the spell of poetry. Most, however, are amusing, enlightening, and delightful.

Here are Caesar at the Rubicon and the revolt of the Praetorian Guard; Alexander's horse and Prince Rupert's dog; the legendary Mother Ross enlisting in search of her lost husband in ; Evelyn Waugh as the least plausible of commandos; General Douglas MacArthur's good luck charm "Charlie," a lump of lava rock carved into a Hawaiian warrior; and much more.

Patton's good luck charm "Charlie," a lump of The Oxford book of military anecdotes book rock carved into a Hawaiian warrior; and much more. Although historical, the stories take on the universality of art.

I thought that I was a well-read armchair military historian, having read, for example, almost all of the WWI and WWII works by Keegan, Hastings, Beevor and Ambrose, and have read much of David Chandler's semi-academic Napoleonic histories, just to mention a few of the popular-history writers.

Shelves: non-fictionwar These brief tales differ in their anecdotal qualities; some are vignettes of war life, mere accounts of battles, or biographical sketches.

Hastings has sought stories that illustrate the military condition through the ages, both on the battlefield and in barracks: comic, eccentric, heroic, tragic.

Here are Caesar at the Rubicon and the revolt of the Praetorian Guard; Alexander's horse and Prince Rupert's dog; the legendary Mother Ross enlisting in search of her lost husband in ; Evelyn Waugh as the least plausible of commandos; General Douglas MacArthur's good luck charm Charlie, a lump of lava rock carved into a Hawaiian warrior; and much more.

Hastings has sought stories that illustrate the military condition through the ages, both on the battlefield and in barracks: comic, eccentric, heroic, tragic. Few fields of human endeavor have inspired so many memorable anecdotes as warfare, from the Bible and Livy through Gibbon and Froissart, to the imperial wars of the nineteenth century and the world conflicts of the twentieth.

One can't simply browse: The quality of the writing casts the spell of poetry. His use of narrative quality as the basic This collection of is principally concerned with American and British conflicts, with, as the author says, "occasional forays among the ranks of foreign armies"--notably the Greeks, the Romans, and Napoleon's veterans.

Some of the stories will be familiar to students of military history while others are less well known, but all provide fascinating sidelights to history. But I had never read the vast majority of the anecdotes Hastings amassed here. Some of the stories will be familiar to students of military history while others are less well known, but all provide fascinating sidelights to history.

Add to basket Add to wishlist Description If anecdotes are marginal notes on the pages of history, these will delight any reader who has ever been moved or entertained by the condition of the soldier.

I find this puzzling, since it shouldn't have been that hard to find Korean and Vietnam tales. Why buy from World of Books Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth Free delivery in the UK Every used book bought is one saved from landfill Additional information.

And so many of the hundreds of the rest were completely unknown to me. Great war stories by Max Hastings, a leading military historian and war correspondent About the Author: Max Hastings is a well-known author specializing in military history. Few fields of human endeavor have inspired so many memorable anecdotes as warfare, from the Bible and Livy through Gibbon and Froissart, to the imperial wars of the nineteenth century and the world conflicts of the twentieth.

Few fields of human endeavor have inspired so many memorable anecdotes as warfare, from the Bible and Livy through Gibbon and Froissart, to the imperial wars of the nineteenth century and the world conflicts of the twentieth.

Few fields of human endeavor have inspired so many memorable anecdotes as warfare, from the Bible and Livy through Gibbon and Froissart, to the imperial wars of the nineteenth century and the world conflicts of the twentieth.Buy The Oxford Book of Military Anecdotes Reprint by Max Hastings (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible magicechomusic.coms: 5. Max Hastings has compiled a truly stellar group of personal stories of campaigns dating from the Bible to the Falklands War.

Each item is briefly introduced, with any background needed to understand the context of the story as it relates to the battle or campaign. It being the "Oxford Book of Military Anecdotes Reviews: 6.

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The Oxford book of military anecdotes by Hastings, Max. Publication date Topics Military art and science -- History -- Anecdotes Publisher Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York: Oxford University Press Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; internetarchivebooks; china Internet Archive Books.The Oxford Book of Military Anecdotes (Book): Baker & Pdf the religious conflicts of the ancients to the major world wars pdf our own century, this engaging and thorough collection surveys both the tragic and the amusing sidelights to military historyOxford University PressIf anecdotes are marginal notes on the pages of history, these will delight any reader who has ever been moved or.The Oxford book of military anecdotes.

[Max Hastings;] -- This collection is principally concerned with American and British conflicts with occasional forays into foreign armies - notably the Greeks, the Romans, and Napoleon's soldiers.Toggle menu.

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